More than a half a million breast exams are performed by Planned Parenthood annually.
We’ve all heard the disturbing statistics. One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in her life. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. And breast cancer has a particularly devastating impact on women of color. African-American women have the highest rate of breast cancer among women under 45 years old, and Latinas are 20% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
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As actor Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations, she proved herself to be even more powerful than the brainy Hermione Granger she played in the Harry Potter films. Her speech, launching the UN HeForShe campaign, clarified that feminism is simply the belief in gender equality. She eloquently explained how discrimination against women hurts both women and men, and issued an invitation for men to join the movement to advocate for gender equality that benefits their mothers, sisters, daughters—and themselves.
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There’s nothing funny about pay inequity for women, but Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks uses humor to raise some very serious issues in this hilarious video.
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You know those guys who yell sexually explicit things to women on the street: What are they thinking?
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Before the lights go down, stop by one of our health centers for a visit.
We ought to be in pictures…and we are!
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Celebrating women’s beauty.
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Our favorite song of the summer has to be John Legend’s “You and I (Nobody in the World).” Not only do the words of his song empower women to “love all their perfect imperfections,” but the video for the song reveals the beauty of each woman featured.
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Credit: CNN If you are a woman who uses birth control, has a great job, or even has a checking account today, it’s because of the hard-won victories of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s. It’s hard to imagine an employer telling a woman she has to resign once she gets married, becomes pregnant, or simply reaches the age of 32, but this was the reality of women’s lives until feminists launched the Women’s Liberation Movement. Click here to watch this fascinating CNN series on The Sixties, featuring Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards discussing the revolutionary role of birth control in woman’s lives and our cultural landscape.
Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’